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Olin Howland (1886–1959)

Olin Howland had a career in movies that stretched from the 20s through the 50s. After a few attempts at films in the silent era, Olin began appearing regularly in the sound pictures of the 30s. His roles were usually in mysteries and dramas, and he became a Western character actor in the 40s with Republic. He also worked in television from 1956-... See full bio »

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 1959 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Ed
- A Day in the Country (1959) ... Ed (as Olin Howlin)
 1959 Fibber McGee and Molly (TV Series)
Adam Davis
- The Good Neighbor (1959) ... Adam Davis
 1959 The Californians (TV Series)
Martin Chandler
- The Fugitive (1959) ... Martin Chandler (as Olin Howlin)
 1958-1959 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Charley Perkins / Charlie Perkins
- Go Fight City Hall (1959) ... Charley Perkins (as Olin Howlin)
- The Perfect Swine (1958) ... Charley Perkins (as Olin Howlin)
- When a Fellow Needs a Friend (1958) ... Charlie Perkins
- New Doctor in Town (1958) ... Charley Perkins
- Time to Retire (1958) ... Charley Perkins
 1958 The Blob
Old Man (as Olin Howlin)
 1958 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Paw Jimson
- Up the Creek (1958) ... Paw Jimson (as Olin Howlin)
 1957 Bombers B-52
Joe (uncredited)
 1957 The Spirit of St. Louis
Surplus Dealer (uncredited)
 1957 The Storm Rider
Will Collins (as Olin Howlin)
 1956 Circus Boy (TV Series)
Swifty
- Meet Circus Boy (1956) ... Swifty (as Olin Howlin)
 1955 The McConnell Story
Sam - Postman (uncredited)
 1955 The Donald O'Connor Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.17 (1955)
 1955 The Mickey Rooney Show (TV Series)
Ralph Switzer
- The Surplus Store (1955) ... Ralph Switzer (as Olin Howlin)
 1955 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
George Skinner
- First Stop (1955) ... George Skinner (as Olin Howlin)
 1952-1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Bartender / Pete Walters / Sheriff
- The Mansion (1954) ... Bartender (as Olin Howlin)
- Tunnel Job (1953) ... Pete Walters (as Olin Howlin)
- Song for a Banjo (1952) ... Sheriff (as Olin Howlin)
 1954 A Star Is Born
Charley (uncredited)
 1954 Them!
Jensen (as Olin Howlin)
 1952-1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Paw Dooley
- Wonderful Day for a Wedding (1954) ... (as Olin Howlin)
- Life, Liberty and Orrin Dooley (1952) ... Paw Dooley (as Olin Howlin)
 1953 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Old Macdonald Had a Curve (1953) ... (as Olin Howlin)
 1953 So This Is Love
Mailman (uncredited)
 1953 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Silas
- Million Dollar Coffin (1953) ... Silas (as Olin Howlin)
 1952 Big Town (TV Series)
Dozo Dugan
- The Shill (1952) ... Dozo Dugan (as Olin Howlin)
 1952 Hopalong Cassidy (TV Series)
Sheriff
- The Knife of Carlos Valero (1952) ... Sheriff (as Olin Howlin)
 1952 Gobs and Gals
Conductor (as Olin Howlin)
 1952 The Fabulous Senorita
Justice of the Peace (as Olin Howlin)
 1951 Fighting Coast Guard
Desk Clerk (as Olin Howlin)
 1951 Santa Fe
Railroad Fireman Dan Dugan (as Olin Howlin)
 1950 Charlie's Haunt
Storyteller on Bench (as Olin Howlin)
 1950 Stage to Tucson
Chantry (uncredited)
 1950 He's a Cockeyed Wonder
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1950 Never a Dull Moment
Hunter (uncredited)
 1950 Father Makes Good
Milo Williams (uncredited)
 1950 Rock Island Trail
Saloonkeeper (as Olin Howlin)
 1950 A Ticket to Tomahawk
Railway Conductor (uncredited)
 1950 The Nevadan
Rusty (uncredited)
 1949 Top o' the Morning
Barfly (as Olin Howlin) (uncredited)
 1949 Mr. Soft Touch
Skinny Santa Claus (uncredited)
 1949 Anna Lucasta
Station Master (uncredited)
 1949 Leave It to Henry
Milo Williams (as Olin Howlin)
 1949 Hellfire
Bartender (uncredited)
 1949 Grand Canyon
Windy (as Olin Howlin)
 1949 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Sam, the Postman (uncredited)
 1949 Bad Men of Tombstone
Store Proprietor (as Olin Howlin)
 1948 Last of the Wild Horses
Remedy Williams (as Olin Howlin)
 1948 The Paleface
Jonathan Sloane, undertaker
 1948 Smoky Mountain Melody
Lum Peters (as Olin Howlin)
 1948 Isn't It Romantic?
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1948 Station West
Cook (as Olin Howlin)
 1948 The Dude Goes West
Finnegan (as Olin Howlin)
 1948 My Dog Rusty
Frank Foley (as Olin Howlin)
 1948 The Return of the Whistler
Jeff Anderson (uncredited)
 1948 Relentless
Horse Doctor (uncredited)
 1948 I Walk Alone
Ed the Watchman (uncredited)
 1947 The Fabulous Texan
McGinn - Storekeeper (uncredited)
 1947 The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap
Undertaker (scenes deleted, as Olin Howlin)
 1947 Wyoming
Cowboy Wanting Herd (uncredited)
 1947 Keeper of the Bees
Customer (as Olin Howlin)
 1947 The Trouble with Women
Mr. Pink (uncredited)
 1947 Living in a Big Way
The Morgan Gardener (uncredited)
 1947 For the Love of Rusty
Frank Foley (uncredited)
 1947 Angel and the Badman
Bradley (as Olin Howlin)
 1947 Apache Rose
Alkali (as Olin Howlin)
 1947 Easy Come, Easy Go
Gas Man (uncredited)
 1946 Crime Doctor's Man Hunt
Marcus Le Blaine (uncredited)
 1946 Three Wise Fools
Witness (uncredited)
 1946 Home, Sweet Homicide
Luke (uncredited)
 1946 The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
Newspaper Clerk (uncredited)
 1946 She Wrote the Book
Baggage Master (uncredited)
 1946 Colonel Effingham's Raid
Painter (uncredited)
 1945 Dakota
Devlin's Driver (as Olin Howlin)
 1945 Sing Your Way Home
Zany Steward (uncredited)
 1945 Fallen Angel
Joe Ellis (uncredited)
 1945 Senorita from the West
Justice of Peace (as Olin Howlin)
 1945 Incendiary Blonde
Interior Decorator (uncredited)
 1945 Captain Eddie
Census Taker (as Olin Howlin)
 1945 Santa Fe Saddlemates
Dead Eye (as Olin Howlin)
 1945 It's in the Bag!
Dr. Greengrass's Doctor (uncredited)
 1945 Sheriff of Cimarron
Pinky Snyder (as Olin Howlin)
 1945 Her Lucky Night
Prince de la Mour (as Olin Howlin)
 1945 She Gets Her Man
Hank (uncredited)
 1944 Can't Help Singing
Bigelow (as Olin Howlin)
 1944 The Town Went Wild
Bit Part (as Olin Howland)
 1944 Nothing But Trouble
Painter's Foreman (uncredited)
 1944 I'll Be Seeing You
Train Vendor (uncredited)
 1944 And Now Tomorrow
Customer (uncredited)
 1944 In the Meantime, Darling
J.P. 'Hiram' Morehousse (uncredited)
 1944 Sing, Neighbor, Sing
Joe the Barber (as Olin Howlin)
 1944 Allergic to Love
Sam Walker (as Olin Howlin)
 1944 Goodnight, Sweetheart
Slim Taylor (as Olin Howlin)
 1944 Man from Frisco
Eben Whelock (as Olin Howlin)
 1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain
Riverboat Southerner (uncredited)
 1944 Bermuda Mystery
Gas Station Owner (as Olin Howlin)
 1944 Twilight on the Prairie
Jed (as Olin Howlin)
 1943 Jack London
Mailman (uncredited)
 1943 The Falcon and the Co-eds
Goodwillie, Bluecliff Driver (as Olin Howlin)
 1943 The Good Fellows
Reynolds (as Olin Howlin)
 1943/I The Sky's the Limit
Driver (uncredited)
 1943 Dixie
Mr. Deveraux (as Olin Howlin)
 1943 A Stranger in Town
Homer Todds (as Olin Howlin)
 1943 The Falcon Strikes Back
Sheriff (uncredited)
 1943 Young and Willing
Second Cop (as Olin Howlin)
 1943 Lady Bodyguard
Dr. Saunders (as Olin Howlin)
 1942 Ridin' Down the Canyon
The Jailer (as Olin Howlin)
 1942 When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Trullers (as Olin Howlin)
 1942 Secrets of the Underground
Oscar Mayberry (as Olin Howlin)
 1942 You Can't Escape Forever
Cemetery Organist (uncredited)
 1942 Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
Jacob Diezal (uncredited)
 1942 Orchestra Wives
Dance Ticket-Taker (uncredited)
 1942 Her Cardboard Lover
Frank - Casino Manager (uncredited)
 1942 Joan of Ozark
Game Warden (uncredited)
 1942 Henry and Dizzy
Mr. Stevens (as Olin Howlin)
 1942 Ten Gentlemen from West Point
Carpenter (uncredited)
 1942 In Old California
Undetermined Minor Role (uncredited)
 1942 Almost Married
Bright
 1942 This Gun for Hire
Blair Fletcher (as Olin Howlin)
 1942 Dr. Broadway
Professor (as Olin Howlin)
 1942 Home in Wyomin'
Sunrise (as Olin Howlin)
 1942 The Man Who Wouldn't Die
Chief of Police Jonathan Meek (as Olin Howlin)
 1942 Blondie's Blessed Event (uncredited)
 1942 Sappy Birthday (Short)
Mr. Plantem, Cemetary Plot Salesman
 1942 Mr. and Mrs. North
Undetermined Role (scenes deleted, as Olin Howlin)
 1941 You're in the Army Now
Pa - The Farmer (uncredited)
 1941 Two-Faced Woman
Frank (uncredited)
 1941 Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring
Dr. Williams (as Olin Howlin)
 1941 Buy Me That Town
Constable Sam Smedley (as Olin Howlin)
 1941 One Foot in Heaven
Train Station Master (uncredited)
 1941 Belle Starr
Jasper Trench
 1941 The Great Lie
Ed, Arizona Ranch Hand (scenes deleted)
 1940 Chad Hanna
Cisco Tridd
 1940 Just a Cute Kid (Short)
Dr. Clump
 1940 Young People
Station Master
 1940 Comin' Round the Mountain
Pa Blower (as Olin Howlin)
 1940 The Doctor Takes a Wife
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1940 Young Tom Edison
Telegrapher (Indian Attack) (uncredited)
 1939 Four Wives
Joe - a Policeman (uncredited)
 1939 Days of Jesse James
Muncie Undersheriff
 1939 Gone with the Wind
A Carpetbagger Businessman
 1939 The Return of Doctor X
Undertaker
 1939 Blondie Brings Up Baby
Encyclopedia Salesman
 1939 One Hour to Live
Clerk (as Olin Howlin)
 1939 The Kid from Kokomo
Sam, the Whittler (uncredited)
 1939 Zenobia
Attorney Culpepper
 1939 Nancy Drew... Reporter
Police Sergeant Entwhistle
 1939 Made for Each Other
Farmer (uncredited)
 1939 Boy Slaves
'Cookie' the Camp Cook (uncredited)
 1939 Ambush
Radio Actor (segment "Uncle Toby") (uncredited)
 1938 Sweethearts
Appleby
 1938 Brother Rat
Slim
 1938 The Mad Miss Manton
Mr. X
 1938 Little Tough Guy
Baxter
 1938 When Were You Born
Peter Finlay (Sagittarius)
 1938 Kentucky Moonshine
Tom Slack (as Olin Howlin)
 1938 A Trip to Paris
Fred (uncredited)
 1938 Mr. Moto's Gamble
Deputy Sheriff Burt (uncredited)
 1938 Merrily We Live
Jed Smith (uncredited)
 1938 The Old Raid Mule (Short)
Ben Cole (as Olin Howlin)
 1937 The Bad Man of Brimstone
Jardge - Stage Driver (uncredited)
 1937 Nothing Sacred
Baggage Man
 1937 Stand-In
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1937 Wife, Doctor and Nurse
Doorman (as Olin Howlin)
 1937 Stella Dallas
Stephen's Office Clerk (uncredited)
 1937 Marry the Girl
First Southerner
 1937 Mountain Music
Pappy Burnside (as Olin Howlin)
 1937 A Star Is Born
Judd Baker (uncredited)
 1937 Men in Exile
Jones
 1936 Gold Diggers of 1937
Dr. MacDuffy
 1936 Country Gentlemen
Lawyer
 1936 The Longest Night
Smythe, Floorwalker
 1936 Earthworm Tractors
Mr. Blair
 1936/I The Big Noise
Harrison
 1936 Snowed Under
Bridgeport Sheriff (uncredited)
 1936 Road Gang
Doctor
 1936 Man Hunt
Starrett
 1935 Dr. Socrates
Bob Catlett
 1935 The Case of the Lucky Legs
Dr. Croker
 1935 Little Big Shot
Doc - Kells' Henchman (uncredited)
 1935 Love Me Forever
Carlton - Interior Decorator (uncredited)
 1935 Naughty Marietta (uncredited)
 1935 Folies Bergère de Paris
Stage Manager
 1935 Under Pressure
Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)
 1934 Behold My Wife
Mattingly (uncredited)
 1934 Marie Galante
Clerk French Consul (uncredited)
 1934 Wagon Wheels
Bill O'Leary
 1934 Treasure Island
Pirate of the Spanish Main
 1934 Private Scandal
Ed, Coroner
 1933 Little Women
Mr. Davis (uncredited)
 1933 Golden Harvest
Wheat Farmer (uncredited)
 1933 Blondie Johnson
Eddie
 1932 So Big!
Jacob Pogadunk (uncredited)
 1932 Cheaters at Play
Secretary
 1931 Over the Hill
Isaac as an Adult (as Olin Howlin)
 1925 Zander the Great
Elmer Lovejoy (as Olin Howlin)
 1924 Janice Meredith
Philemon (as Olin Howlin)
 1924 The Great White Way
Stubbs (as Olin Howlin)
 1922 Danse macabre (Short)
 1919 Beresford and the Baboons (Short)
Beresford (as Olin Howlin)
 1919 Impropaganda (Short)
 1919 One Every Minute (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1918 Hick Manhattan (Short) (as Olin Howlin)
 1918 Romance and Brass Tacks (Short)
 1918 Perfectly Fiendish Flanagan; or, The Hart of the Dreadful West (Short)
Flanagan (as Olin Howlin)
 1918 Independence, B'Gosh (Short) (as Olin Howlin)
 1918 Tell That to the Marines (Short) (as Olin Howlin)
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Other Works:

Just Because (1922). Musical comedy. See more »

Alternate Names:

Olin Howlin

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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He and Irving Bacon are the only actors to appear in both the 1937 and 1954 versions of A Star Is Born. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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